Secretary of State

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Annual Report

The fiscal-year (July-June) report of the Mississippi Secretary of State summarizes the agency's efforts to regulate business, monitor elections, distribute official state publications, administer Sixteenth Section lands, and conduct policy research. The Department of Archives and History has electronic (PDF) copies of the report from 2013.


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Charters of Incorporation: 1857-1991

The series consists of bound volumes containing copies of charters of incorporation issued to companies, charities, civic groups and other organizations by the Mississippi Secretary of State. The Department of Archives and History has electronic (PDF) copies of many of the books recorded between 1857 and 1991. They were scanned by the Secretary of State's Office as bi-tonal TIFF files and bundled into PDF access copies by MDAH.


4 Series

East of Pearl River District Land Records. 1809-1821; undated

This series consists of land records, including claims, field notes, and surveys, collected east of the Pearl River District in the early nineteenth century. Images of the land records were created by FamilySearch onsite at the Mississippi Department of Archives and History in 2011 and are arranged by description and page number.


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Educable Children Lists


83 Series

Enrolled Bills, 2010-2019

The series contains digital copies of enrolled bills passed during sessions of the Mississippi Legislature. An enrolled bill is a bill that has been finally passed by both the House of Representatives and the Senate, signed by the proper officers of each, approved by the governor, and filed by the secretary of state. Each bill in this series bears the signatures of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the president of the Senate, and the governor. §7-3-5 of the Mississippi Code provides that the secretary of state "shall carefully keep and preserve the enrolled acts and resolutions of the legislature." Included for 2011-2018 are House and Senate concurrent resolutions and governor's veto messages. The 2012 files also include joint resolutions and the 2012-2019 files include signing statements.

The records in this series were digitized by the Secretary of State's office and are arranged in the order as received.


123 Series

Jackson Court House District Land Records. 1820-1847

Series 1156 consists of records of private land claims made in the Jackson Court House land office district, which comprised all or part of the following present-day Mississippi counties: Jackson, Harrison, Hancock, Pearl River, Stone, George, Forrest, and Perry. The district also included a strip of land about ten miles wide in what is now Alabama. Most of the claims are situated on the banks of the Pascagoula River, Mississippi's Gulf Coast, and the east bank of the Pearl River. The records include warrants of survey, certificates of confirmation, certificates of survey, plats, transcripts from the Register of Certificates, and a list of private land claims recommended for confirmation. Many entries in the transcripts from the Register of Certificates concern private land claims in the town of Mobile. Images of the land records were created by FamilySearch onsite at the Mississippi Department of Archives and History in 2011 and are arranged alphabetically by description, then within the Reports and Surveys for Land Entry by names of individuals who made the claims.


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Land Registration Book, Choctaw Cession, 1848-1870

This series consists of a register of public lands sold in the Choctaw Cession. For each sale, entries include land description (township, section and range), number of acres, price per acre, name of purchaser, date of sale, total cost, date of registration, and other information. Images of the volume were created by FamilySearch onsite at the Mississippi Department of Archives and History in 2011 and are arranged by page number.


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Land Registration Book, Choctaw Cession (Scrip Sales), 1856

This series consists of a register of public lands in the Choctaw Cession bought with scrip. For each sale, entries include land description (township, section and range), number of acres, price per acre, name of purchaser, date of sale, total cost, date of registration, and other information. Images of the volume were created by FamilySearch onsite at the Mississippi Department of Archives and History in 2011 and are arranged by page number.


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Records of Organization of Corporations: 1906-1987

The series consists of bound volumes full of short, typed entries recording the organization of corporations in Mississippi. Each entry includes such information as the name of the organization; date of incorporation; where incorporated; names of directors, president and secretary; and filing date. The volumes are indexed. The Department of Archives and History has electronic (PDF) copies of many of the books recorded between 1906 and 1987. They were scanned by the Secretary of State's Office as bi-tonal TIFF files and bundled into PDF access copies by MDAH.


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Secretary of State Administrative Procedures Law Files, 2002-2009

The files in this series pertain to Mississippi state agencies' compliance with the "Mississippi Administrative Procedures Law" passed in 1977 (Mississippi Code 1972, Annotated, Title 25, Chapter 43, Section 1), which mandates agencies to periodically file with the Secretary of State official statements of rules, regulations, and policies, as well as any changes to rules, etc. The electronic files are mostly word processing (DOC, RTF, and WPD) and portable document format (PDF) files, with a few image (JPEG, TIFF) and email (EML) files as well. All have been converted to PDF files for easier access.


362 Series

State Census Returns, 1818-1880; n.d.

From the creation of the state in 1817, up until the year 1880, the Mississippi legislature, through statutes and constitutional requirement, provided for the enumeration of the inhabitants of the state. The series consists of county population enumeration compiled by the county sheriff and tax assessor. The returns vary considerably in the type and completeness of data collected. A twelve-page Historical Note provides additional background information for the series. Images of the census returns were created by FamilySearch onsite at the Mississippi Department of Archives and History in 2011 and are arranged by description, date, and page number.